First, for your Kindle, some kindle book deals and free kindle books.
Skulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the Ancients by Derek Landy. Price: $0. Genre: Children’s Books, Grades 5 to 8, Spine-Chilling Horror. Rated 4.5 stars on 49 reviews. 416 pages.
Hay House (a Publisher) has a sale with 100+ books at $1.99. If you go to the link you will also find a few free books and some $1 books. In case the link doesn’t work – just search for ‘Hay House’ in the Kindle Store.
An example – Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza. Price: $1.99. Genre: Surviving, Faith, First-person Account. Rated 5 stars on 492 reviews. 215 pages.
Kindle Daily Deal – The Dead Saint (Bishop Lynn Peterson) by Marilyn Brown Oden. Price: $1.99. Rated 4.5 stars on 23 reviews.
The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection (With Active Table of Contents) by L. Frank Baum (Published by Bedford Park Books). Price: 95 cents. Genre: Not in Kansas, Classic, Entire Series in One Volume. Rated 4 stars on 9 reviews. It’s 3 MB in size. There are 14 books included:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Marvelous Land of Oz
Ozma of Oz
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
The Road to Oz
The Emerald City of Oz
The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Tik-Tok of Oz
The Scarecrow of Oz
Rinkitink in Oz
The Lost Princess of Oz
The Tin Woodman of Oz
The Magic of Oz
Glinda of Oz
Why I Love Singlehood by Elisa Lorello and Sarah Girell. Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Romance. Rated 4 stars on 40 reviews. 294 pages.
Next, we have a report from the Kindle Press Conference which most of us probably didn’t get a chance to attend.
A Kindle Fan’s Report from the Front Row at Amazon’s NYC Press Conference by Len Edgerly. Price: $1. Genre: Kindle, new Kindle. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews. It’s a 30 page article.
Len runs the excellent Kindle Chronicles – The Kindle Chronicles – The Friday Podcast All About Your Kindle. Well worth checking out.
Here’s a snippet of what the above book/report is about –
I traveled by train to New York City worried that Amazon executives might get so excited about their shiny new color tablet that they would forget to keep improving the monochrome e-ink Kindles.
In the event, I need not have worried. Jeff Bezos started the press conference by telling the Kindle story in a way that touched me as highly personal and revealing. Come join me in the front row, and I’ll show you what I mean.
That brings us to some very optimistic Kindle Sales Forecasts.
23.5 million Kindles and 15.3 million Kindle Fires in 2012?
Mr. Jeff Bezos is probably hoping that Barclays’ Kindle sales predictions come true.
Barclays (in a research note) makes some very optimistic Kindle Sales forecasts –
- 4.5 million Kindle Fire tablets sold in 2011.
- 15.3 million Kindle Fire Tablets sold in 2012. Includes both 7″ Fire and 10″ Fire (predicted to be released in early 2012).
- 23.5 million Kindle eReaders.
- Device and content Sales will hit $9.4 billion. That’s a crazy figure.
- It also believes Amazon will release the 10″ Kindle Fire for $299 and that it’s taking a loss on the 7″ Kindle Fire.
Those are some pretty bold estimates.
It’s interesting that in 2007 Analysts thought Amazon would be lucky if it were able to sell 40,000 Kindles total (before the Kindle died out). Now, in 2011, analysts are predicting 23.5 million Kindle device sales in 2012.